November 06, 2005

An Iraq Ruled by Iran?

Riverbend writes for the first time since the Iraqi referendum last month. She writes about the feeling that the fate of Iraq has passed from the control of the Americans to the hands of the Iranians. And because of the decade long war in the 80s when numerous families lost loved ones on the Iranian front, the prospect of living under the Iranian theologians is faced with dread.

The agony of the long war with Iran is what makes the current situation in Iraq so difficult to bear- especially this last year. The occupation has ceased to be American. It is American in face, and militarily, but in essence it has metamorphosed slowly but surely into an Iranian one.

...Congratulations Americans- not only are the hardliner Iranian clerics running the show in Iran- they are also running the show in Iraq. This shift of power should have been obvious to the world when My-Loyalty-to-the-Highest-Bidder-Chalabi sold his allegiance to Iran last year. American and British sons and daughters and husbands and wives are dying so that this coming December, Iraqis can go out and vote for Iran influenced clerics to knock us back a good four hundred years.

Yes, congratulations, George W. Bush, everything you touch turns to sh*t. This too is your legacy.

Posted by Mary at November 6, 2005 03:44 PM | Iraq | Technorati links |

The facts can not be spelled out any more clearly. What can we do to correct this tragedy in progress from becoming a full and ugly reality.

Posted by: mojee janatpour at November 6, 2005 06:28 PM